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    Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    New board appointments to drive Queensland’s GOCs forward

    Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Monday, September 28, 2015

    New board appointments to drive Queensland’s GOCs forward

    Acting Premier Curtis Pitt has announced a series of board appointments which will position Queensland’s Government-Owned Corporations (GOC) and commercial Statutory Authorities for the future.

    Mr Pitt said a quality group of eminently qualified appointments would ensure Queensland’s taxpayer investments remain in good hands.

    “All new board members were appointed on merit and selected from a large pool of talented and well-credentialed individuals to bring new focus and innovation to our GOCs,” he said.

    “There’s also a strong degree of continuity, with some experienced chairs continuing in their current roles, as well an injection of new blood, including renewable energy expertise.”

    Mr Pitt said Queensland’s GOCs facilitated the delivery of crucial services and export dollars for the benefit of all Queenslanders.

    “Keeping key assets in public ownership, like our ports and our electricity networks, was one of our major election commitments,” he said.

    “With these new appointments, we’re now well placed to ensure our assets keep delivering dividends for all Queenslanders.”

    Mr Pitt said the number of female GOC board members in Queensland would nearly double.

    “This is line with our election commitment to increase the proportion of female board members on Queensland GOCs to 50 per cent by 2020,” he said.

     

    Continuing GOC Chairs:

    -       Dr Julie Beeby, Powerlink

    -       Don Luke, QIC

    -       Michael Klug, Queensland Rail

     

    New GOC Chairs:

    -       Gordon Jardine, Energex

    -       Clive Skarrot, Ergon

    -       Ralph Craven, Stanwell

    -       Jim Soorley, CS Energy

    -       Russell Beer, Far North Queensland Ports Corporation (Ports North)

    -       Leo Zussino, Gladstone Ports Corporation

    -       Brad Fish, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation

    -       Leith Boully, SunWater

    -       Dan Hunt, Seqwater

     

    Mr Pitt thanked outgoing Chairs and Directors for their service and also thanked Kerryn Newton for her service as Energex Acting Chair. Ms Newton will remain as a director of Energex.

    Mr Pitt also thanked Gary Humphrys for serving as Acting Chair of Ergon, Mr Humphrys will remain a Director for Ergon. 

    Shareholding Minister Mark Bailey said experienced company director Leith Boully had been appointed Chair of SunWater and former Energy Director-General Dan Hunt appointed Chair of Seqwater.

    “Gordon Jardine will become Chair of Energex, Dr Ralph Craven Chair of Stanwell, Clive Skarott Chair of Ergon and former Brisbane Lord Mayor Jim Soorley Chair of CS Energy,” Mr Bailey said.

    “These Chairs will bring the right skill set and extensive Board experience to our GOCs and position them for a sustainable long term future.   

    “Successful commercial lawyer Russell Beer has been appointed Chair of Far North Queensland Ports Corporation and highly qualified industry specialist Brad Fish appointed Chair of North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation.

    “Experienced ports executive Leo Zussino becomes Chair of Gladstone Ports Corporation acknowledging his role in the development of Queensland’s LNG industry.

    “Dr Julie Beeby will remain Chair of Powerlink, Don Luke will continue as Chair of QIC and Michael Klug stay on as Chair of Queensland Rail.”

    Additional Board appointments will be announced over the coming weeks.

     

    NEW GOC AND STATUTORY AUTHORITIES APPOINTMENTS

     

    CS ENERGY LIMITED

    Chair - Mr James Soorley AM

     

    Director - Ms Julie-Anne Schafer

     

     

    ENERGEX LIMITED

    Chair - Gordon Jardine

     

    Director - Ms Vanessa Sullivan

     

    Director - Mr Robert Shead

     

      

    ERGON ENERGY CORPORATION LIMITED

    Chair - Mr Clive Skarott AM

     

    Director - Dr Lorraine Stephenson

     

    Director - Mr Adam Aspinall

     

     

    QUEENSLAND ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION CORPORATION LIMITED (POWERLINK)

    Director - Ms Joanna Brand

     

    Director - Mr Alan Millis

     

     

    STANWELL CORPORATION LIMITED

    Chair - Dr Ralph Craven

     

    Director - Ms Jacqueline King

     

    Director - Ms Karen Smith-Pomeroy

     

     

    FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND PORTS CORPORATION LIMITED

    Chair - Mr Russell Beer

     

    Director - Mr Michael Huelin

     

    Director - Ms Victoria Cuda

     

     

    GLADSTONE PORTS CORPORATION LIMITED

    Chair - Mr Leo Zussino

     

    Director - Mr Peter Corones AM

     

    Director - Ms Peta Jamieson

     

    Director - Mr Grant Cassidy

     

     

    NORTH QUEENSLAND BULK PORTS CORPORATION LIMITED

    Chair - Mr Bradley Fish

     

    Director - Ms Annabel Dolphin

     

    Director - Mr Craig Walker

     

     

    QIC LIMITED

    Director - Ms Andrea Staines

     

    Director - Mr John Battams

     

     

    SUNWATER LIMITED

    Chair - Ms Leith Boully

     

    Director - Ms Patrice Sherrie

     

    Director - Mr Neville Ide

     

     

    QUEENSLAND RAIL

    Director - Mr David Marchant AM

     

     

    SEQWATER

    Chair - Mr Dan Hunt

     

    Director - Ms Samantha Pidgeon

     

     

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